Steel Retail Warehouse
A retail warehouse is a large, single-story commercial or industrial steel building, usually with a minimum of 3,000 square feet of retail space. Costco and Sam’s Club are the most common examples of this metal building type. Though, you also have the option of adding functionality like a distribution center or offices in a separate space in the same building.
What is a Retail Warehouse?
Back in the day, retail warehouses were looked at as a special separated part of the retail business. It actually had nothing to do with a part in the business process or with your sales. But with the advent of the 21st century, things have changed! Retailers were facing problems like shortening of traditional warehouse spaces, and their business was suffering due to this fact. A retail warehouse is actually just like any other warehouse. They are big and usually located on the outskirts of the city. Retail warehouse solves problems for storage needs and distribution centers to save money and time. One thing is for sure. These constructions will take your business to the next level, bring you savings, make it easier to organize, and make your workers’ job easier in several ways.
The cost for a steel retail warehouse is $5-$25 or more per square foot for the steel only. But you can expect cost anywhere from $50-$200 or more per square foot for the full project, depending on design, use, and local building codes.
Numerous studies published in the last 20 years suggest that a modern business that wants to be successful cannot thrive without these facilities.
- Location – Traditional retail relies on foot traffic in the busiest part of town, and a retail warehouse is often on the outskirts of town.
- Design – Traditional retail is often “dressed to the nines,” while a retail warehouse is more industrial in nature.
- Use – Both are used as a retail space, but a retail warehouse may partition off a distribution center or offices as they have need.